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Divorce in Georgia
The decision to file for divorce is, understandably, a difficult one. The divorce process can be intimidating, confusing and frustrating. We strive to make the divorce process as painless as possible. Specifically, we seek to minimize costly protracted conflicts and work to deliver the best possible outcome for your case.
As your divorce law firm we work to deliver quality representation that serves your best interest. We are skilled at divorce litigation, mediation and trial law. Whether your situation is amicable or high-conflict we can guide you to an acceptable outcome.
Where Are You Now?
Whether you are contemplating divorce, already discussing it, or you are ready to file, you need a strategy and a plan. You need the services of an experienced divorce lawyer.
Thinking about filing divorce? Divorce is a major life-changing event. It has the possibility to end certain problems and potentially create others. Emotions from current struggles, the advice of friends and other influences can drive you to make bad decisions. We strongly advise you to meet with a divorce lawyer to get an honest assessment of your situation. We hope you can save your marriage, but if that's not possible you need to have an idea of how to prepare. A one hour consulation can make a huge difference in your future.
Discussing filing a divorce? If you and your spouse are already discussing divorce you may soon get blindsided with divorce papers. From the first time the word "divorce" was mentioned your future became uncertain. When papers are served you are immediately on the defensive, and are at risk of having your life turned upside down. Temporary orders may force you out of your home, alienate you from your children, and cause financial hardship. You should contact us immediately to take the steps to protect yourself.
Ready to file for divorce? If you are ready to file for divorce in Georgia there is a lot you need to know. There is also a lot of information to gather and organize. There may be personal property or a business you need to protect. Your first steps are to meet with a divorce lawyer, develop a strategy, and get moving on an action plan that protects you from day one. If you are the person who files for divorce you will probably have the upper hand. Contact us to schedule a meeting to learn what you need to do now.
About Divorce in Georgia
In Georgia, divorce cases are filed with the Superior Court in the county where you live or where your spouse lives. Depending upon the level of conflict your divorce can be settled with simple litigation, mediation or be tried before a Superior Court judge.
Georgia allows you to file for divorce as either a contested divorce or uncontested divorce (no-fault). In an uncontested divorce, the parties are able to reach agreement on all issues without the need for any hearings or additional legal process. Contested divorces can be limited to a few minor issues or can mean that there is widespread disagreement between the parties.
The critical part of the divorce process is developing the Georgia Marital Separation Agreement. This Agreement covers issues including child custody, parenting plan, child support, spousal support and property division. As your divorce law firm we will create a Settlement Agreement that fits your situation.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?
In Georgia, the absolute fastest time to get a divorce is 31 days. The actual time to complete a divorce depends largely on the amount of time spent in litigation. It is reasonable to expect an uncontested divorce to take 3-6 months. A contested divorce may take 6 months to 2 years to complete.
Residency Requirement to File for Divorce
To file for divorce you or your spouse must have been a Georgia resident for at least six months. It does not matter if you were married in a different state. With established residency you can file for divorce even if your spouse has moved to another state.
Grounds for Divorce in Georgia
In Georgia there is a requirement to identify at least one of the established "Grounds for Divorce" as the reason you are filing for divorce. The 13 Grounds for Divorce in Georgia are:
- Irretrievably Broken marriage (No-Fault / Irreconcilable Differences)
- Impotence at the time of the marriage
- Incest (Marriage between relatives)
- Imprisonment of over 2 years for an offense involving moral turpitude
- Drug Addiction
- Habitual intoxication (Alcoholism)
- Mental Illness, confinement for incurable insanity
- Willful Desertion
- Cruel and Inhumane Treatment
- Force, duress, menace or fraud in obtaining the marriage
- Mental Incapacity to consent at the time of the marriage
- Pregnancy at the time of marriage, by another man and unkown to the husband
How to Start and Protect Yourself
Before you initiate a dvorce you need to have accurate information. You also need to know how to prepare, and how to avoid costly mistakes. Understanding what you're getting into is extremely important.
We encourage you to call to arrange a consultation with divorce lawyer Ian Falcone.
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- Child Custody
- Georgia Parenting Plan
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
- Contempt of Court
- Decree Modifications
- Temporary Protective Order (TPO)
- Divorcing Parents Seminar
- Guardian Ad Litem
- Temporary Protective Order (TPO)